THE BUSINESS also said that pet studies for its drug applicants against bird flu are due to be planned at a major United States government research facility. The company has previously reported that animal studies against Ebola will be undertaken following the success of in vitro studies. These scholarly studies are continuing. NanoViricides, Inc. Is normally using injectable nanoviricides for its initial HIV research. Future plans demand the development of a long-acting anti-HIV skin patch. The Company feels that delivery method can lead to markedly improved individual compliance.. Anti-HIV NanoViricide drug candidate shows promise in animal trials NanoViricides, Inc said that it is anti-HIV drug candidates demonstrated significant therapeutic efficacy in the recently completed preliminary pet studies.While many people ascribe a foul odor to androstenone, usually that of stale urine or solid sweat, others come across the scent pleasant and sweet. Still others cannot smell it at all. New analysis from Rockefeller University, performed in collaboration with researchers at Duke University in North Carolina, reveals for the first time that this severe variability in peopl’s perception of androstenone is due in large component to genetic variants in one odorant receptor called OR7D4. The study is reported September 16 as an advance on-line publication of the journal Character.